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Jan
27
comment Am I obligated to identify cards owned by an opponent?
I don't think Tabak truly grasped your plight as it relates to Jeskai Infiltrator.
Jan
27
comment Am I obligated to identify cards owned by an opponent?
Oh. This is what happens when your wife schedules a cruise (a treasure cruise?) for the weekend of a prerelease! I see now the true dilemma - the whole point of the ability is to obscure which one is the infiltrator and which one is the random card off the top. Revealing ownership screws that right up.
Jan
27
comment Am I obligated to identify cards owned by an opponent?
While I can't find that the ownership itself is a property you're obligated to notify, the second question is answered by this answer: there must be some sort of way of clearly and effectively conveying which face-down spell or permanent is attached to which event, whether it's the order, or a post-it, or counters/dice. Assuming Nathan isn't limited in his ability to remember or record the actions, rule 707.6 mandates that some system be established to correlate the various actions to their resulting face down spells or permanents.
Jan
26
comment How do CCGs/LCGs have an ongoing metaplot?
You realize Magic the Gathering has an entire team dedicated to creating an expressive and consistent world for the cards to be "from"? There are over 60 books and hundreds of articles describe in vivid detail the worlds of the game.
Jan
7
comment What are the odds of being dealt particular melds in Double Deck Pinochle?
Seriously, if you had just asked for "how can I calculate the odds" instead of asking "can you change this code for me" it would have been on topic and a stats guru would have crunched the numbers for you, and probably shown you how. So close. SO close.
Jan
5
comment Carcassonne city scoring
My wife and I fought for hours about this rule. I pointed out this in the rule book. She admitted that my interpretation was exactly what was in the rule book, but that her interpretation was how we'd be playing. shrug
Dec
26
comment Use exactly 36 combinations instead of two dice
If it's guaranteed to roll all 36 before it repeats one, it isn't a fair dice roll.
Dec
25
comment What does it mean that Mistcutter Hydra can't be countered?
You'll find that creatures say "Can't be countered" but instants and sorceries say "Can't be countered by spells or abilities" because of course a spell is countered if all its targets are ineligible.
Dec
10
comment Is drawing multiple cards an atomic action?
Also of note is that each draw can be individually responded to. If you watch professional players, they will never, for example, draw three cards in one swipe. The will draw one, carefully and visibly look at it, and then move it to their hand, and then repeat this action for each of their cards. Of course, they still do all this faster than I could draw them in one go, because they do it so much.
Dec
8
comment civ 2 tech writing
Could simply be that civ 2 was the best of the civ series (which it is) so OP assumes that's the core game it's modeled after.
Dec
8
comment If I copy a legendary creature, can I activate its ability before the Legend rule takes effect?
As long as you're doing a token deck, consider Hammer of Purphoros to give your creatures (including your cloned Krenko) and the newly spawned goblins all haste.
Dec
5
comment Can creatures with summoning sickness be tapped for convoke?
That calls into question whether or not two questions with the same answer are the same question.
Dec
5
comment Can creatures with summoning sickness be tapped for convoke?
Along ikegami's line, I often hear the rule (302.6) summarized as "it just can't tap itself, other things can tap it". Of course, this isn't completely accurate as the rules and cards like gilt-leaf show.
Dec
5
comment Can creatures with summoning sickness be tapped for convoke?
@Rainbolt it's not a bug, it's just a merge conflict - they have to use some protocol to resolve the conflict manually, and they just use "most-recently-approved-edit overwrites" - they could use something like a diff and then apply the diffs, but this is just simpler.
Nov
29
comment Can you change the order of cards in a Graveyard?
I think in most circumstances, though, you'll find that (even in sanctioned tournaments) by default you CAN change the order of your graveyard because many more games are played with non-order-caring cards than with order-caring cards. So while you're answer may be technically correct, from a practical perspective, it seems to over-represent how often it matters.
Nov
29
comment When a spell targeting a creature with heroic gets countered, does heroic still trigger?
It's only not worth noting if you know they don't have any relevance. If you didn't know that (like OP probably didn't) then it is worth noting because it speaks to his frame of mind when he asked the question.
Nov
28
comment When a spell targeting a creature with heroic gets countered, does heroic still trigger?
There is only ever one Stack, but the concept of a stack is not unique to Magic. If OP is familiar with the properties of a stack, he may assume (incorrectly) all of those properties apply to "the Stack".
Nov
28
comment When a spell targeting a creature with heroic gets countered, does heroic still trigger?
It's worth noting that technically, every element in a stack is the root of another stack entirely contained within its parent stack. So every stack is parent to n-1 substacks where n is the size of the original stack.
Nov
26
comment Mishra's Factory - Rarity and Peasant/Pauper Legality
@ikegami you mean prompts the question =) begs the question would mean the answer assumes it is allowed as an uncommon as an accepted fact for the answer, and then proceeds to prove that it is allowed as an uncommon (which would be rather silly, of course).
Nov
18
comment What is the ability Flash about?
You're right, I don't get to decide what you can and can't downvote. But that doesn't mean that your arguments for why you chose to downvote are logically sound (not that they need to be, granted) and actually you could construct a reasoned argument why given your stated reasons your downvote is actually unethical. Strange, but true. It is far beyond the scope of this comment, so we'll have to agree to disagree, but I really think you should do some soulsearching on it. Or not. I'm not a cop.